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Et Tu, Latvala? Rick Scott Issues Executive Order to Combat Sexual Harassment in State Agencies

December 13, 2017 - 11:45am
Rick Scott

The halls of Tallahassee will no longer be a place where sexual harassment thrives -- at least that’s the goal of Gov. Rick Scott’s latest executive order to combat harassment in the workplace.

Jimmy Patronis Leads Money Chase Among Florida Cabinet Hopefuls

December 12, 2017 - 4:45pm
Jimmy Patronis, Jeremy Ring, Frank White, and Baxter Troutman

Republicans continue to lead the way in Cabinet fundraising, posting more impressive numbers than their Democratic counterparts (which are far and few between) as they continue to raise cash for their bids for a seat in the Florida Cabinet. 

Putnam, Levine Continue Fundraising Streaks Over Gubernatorial Opponents in November

December 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Adam Putnam and Philip Levine

Florida’s gubernatorial candidates continued to mostly reel in the dough in November, stuffing their war chests as they prepare to head into the year which will decide their fates in Florida politics. 

Democrats? What Democrats? Voters Largely Unaware of 2018 Gubernatorial Nominees

December 11, 2017 - 4:15pm
Andrew Gillum and Gwen Graham

Orlando superattorney John Morgan left the Democratic Party last month, ending ongoing speculation he would be the party’s best shot at taking the governor’s mansion back in 2018. Despite having four declared candidates in the race, a new poll shows Democrats largely aren’t too hot on their options, hardly knowing who is running for the office next year.

Terrie Rizzo Blows Out Opponents, Wins FDP Chair Race

December 9, 2017 - 3:30pm
Terrie Rizzo

Palm Beach County executive committeewoman Terrie Rizzo has won the race to become the Florida Democratic Party’s next chair, the party announced in Orlando Saturday.

Terrie Rizzo Leads Pack in FDP Chair Race

December 8, 2017 - 6:45pm
Alma Gonzalez, Terrie Rizzo and Stacey Patel

A change is coming to the Florida Democratic Party this weekend, with the clock ticking until state Democrats select a new leader Saturday to carry the party into 2018.

Latvala's Gubernatorial Campaign Takes Financial Hit After Sexual Harassment Allegations

December 8, 2017 - 11:30am
Jack Latvala

Sen. Jack Latvala may still be serving as a state lawmaker, but the allegations he sexually harassed and groped six women seem to have had repercussions on his gubernatorial bid. Last month, the Clearwater Republican’s committee reported only one donation, the slowest month for Latvala in quite some time. 

Gillum Trashes Putnam as 'Racist' for Opposing Sanctuary Cities

December 7, 2017 - 6:15pm
Andrew Gillum and Adam Putnam

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is pulling the race card against Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam for not supporting sanctuary cities, which limit their cooperation with federal immigration policies and serve as a "safe haven" for undocumented immigrants, possibly shielding them from deportation.

Gwen Graham Pushes for Ethics Overhaul Against Sexual Harassment in Tallahassee

December 7, 2017 - 2:15pm
Gwen Graham

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham says it’s high time for Tallahassee to crack down on ethics, unveiling a series of proposals Thursday which she says will put the state’s capital city in check.

Bill to Permanently Expand Bright Futures Heads to Senate Floor

December 6, 2017 - 4:15pm

A bill to permanently expand Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship Program successfully made its way through its third and final committee stop Wednesday, inching the proposal one step closer to becoming law in the Sunshine State. 

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